Widgets give way to weenies as the "Western High School Radio Forum" discusses the meaning of capitalism in terms designed to make sense to teenagers. Capitalism is one of many "free-enterprise education" films released in the first few years of the Cold War. Unlike many films produced under corporate sponsorship, it avoids taking jabs at socialism, Russia or New Deal government programs. Nonetheless, it uses the common Coronet device of showing a group collectively engaged in coming to terms with an idea -- a process with predetermined conclusions. In this respect, I imagine that it's not so different from Soviet educational films.
Discussion of capitalism and what it means to people in all walks of life. Setting is a high-school radio forum, with a spirited informal discussion of the problem by members of the panel just before going on the air.
"In this film we point the way toward a clearer understanding of capitalism by presenting some of its important aspects. We do not attempt to cover the entire subject nor to define capitalism. It is for you to develop conclusions as to what capitalism means by considering the material presented here, by further study in other sources, and by discussing your own [obscured] opinions" A group of teenagers on a radio program have a discussion about what capitalism is.
With Mickey Hugh (Ray Bennett); Franklyn Ferguson (John Howell). Educational Collaborator: James Harvey Dodd, Ph.D., Head, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Mary Washington College, University of Virginia.
In this film, 5 chirpy teenagers get into a philosphical arguement about what capitalism is, and what it means to them. An example is given with Mr Brown and the puchase of some weenies from his store. One of the kids says "We needed weenies, Mr Brown had weenies". Much discussion is then brought forward about just Mr. Brown's motives were with those weenies.